Picture Books for Teaching Six Trait Writing

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IDEAS SENTENCE FLUENCY WORD CHOICE
ORGANIZATION VOICE CONVENTIONS

IDEAS   

E ALL

Miss Nelson is Back by Harry Allard and James Marshall

E BAY

Everybody Needs a Rock by Byrd Baylor

E BRO

The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown

E BUN

Trouble on the T-Ball Team by Eve Bunting

E CAR

Take Time to Relax by Nancy Carlson

E CHE

The Armadillo from Amarillo by Lynne Cherry

E COO

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

E COR

Players in Pigtails by Shana Corey

E ERN

Goldilocks Returns by Lisa Campbell Ernst

E FLE

Alphabet Under Construction by Denise Fleming

E POL

Thank You Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

E FOX

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox

E FRA

On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frazier

E FRA

The Hickory Chair by Lisa Rowe Fraustino

E HEN

Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

E MCK

The Honest-to-Goodness Truth by Patricia McKissack

E MCL

Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran

E MED

Hog-Eye by Susan Meddaugh

E PAT

Red Dancing Shoes by Denise Lewis Patrick

E RYL

The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant

E SCH

The Squiggle by Carole Lexa Schafer

E SEN

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

E SHA

Sheep Out to Eat by Nancy Shaw

E SIM

Rotten Teeth by Laura Simms

E STE

Pete's a Pizza by William Steig

E TEA

How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague

E VAN

Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

E VAN

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg

E WOO

A Quiet Place by Douglas Wood

PB JAM

Dear Mr. Blueberry by James Simon

305.8 FOX

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox

398.2 LOB

Fables by Arnold Lobel

398.35 BEE

Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions by Selby Beeler

421.1 HEP

Antics! by Catherine Hepworth

546.22 WIC

A Drop of Water by Walter Wick

583.19 BAS

Tree of Life: The World of the African Baobob by Barbara Bash

614.77 COL

Magic School Bus at the Waterworks by Joanna Cole

641.3 SOL

It's Disgusting and We Ate It by James Solheim

811.54 MAR

Marvelous Math: A Book of Poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins

812.52 WIL

The Disappearing Alphabet by Richard Wilbur

818.54 WIL

The Secret Knowledge of Grown Ups by David Wisniewski

Sentence Fluency        

E AYL

Old Black Fly by Jim Ayelsworth

E BRO

The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown

E FOX

Night Noises by Mem Fox

E GRO

My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Bill Grossman

E JOH

Amber on the Mountain by Tony Johnston

E MAR

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

E PAL

The Web Files by Margie Palatini

E PEE

Wump World by Bill Peet

E STE

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe

E VIO

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

E WIS

Tough Cookie by David Wisniewski

E WOO

King Bidgood's In the Bathtub by Audrey and Don Wood

398.2 LES

John Henry by Julies Lester

398.2 STE

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe

546.22 WIC

A Drop of Water by Walter Wick

Word Choice        

E BAK

The Magic Fan by Keith Baker

E CLE

Double Trouble in Walla Walla by Andrew Clements

E CUR

Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day
by Jamie Lee Curtis

E SHI

Food Fight! by Carol Diggory Shields

E EDW

Some Smug Slug by Pamela Duncan Edwards

E FOX

Feathers and Fools by Mem Fox

E FOX

Possum Magic by Mem Fox

E GAR

The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland

E HAR

The Wolf Who Cried Boy by Bob Hartman

E HEN

Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

E JOH

Amber on the Mountain by Tony Johnston

E KET

Armadillo Tattletale by Helen Ketteman

E LIT

The Remarkable Farkle McBride by John Lithgow

E LOR

The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord

E MAR

Swine Lake by James Marshall

E MCP

Edward and the Pirates by David McPhail

E PAL

Piggie Pie! by Margie Palatini

E PIL

Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey

E PIL

Dog Breath by Dav Pilkey

E RYL

The Whales by Cynthia Rylant

E SAI

Epossumondas by Coleen Salley

E SCI

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

E SEN

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

E STA

Raising Sweetness by Diane Stanley

E STE

Brave Irene by William Steig

E STE

Caleb and Kate by William Steig

E STE

Solomon: The Rusty Nail by William Steig

E YOL

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

E FRA

Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster by Debra Frasier

E GAR

The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland

O PAR

Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

F SNI

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

179.9 YOU

Voices of the Heart by Ed Young   OUT OF PRINT

428 HEL

A Cache of Jewels by Ruth Heller

428.2 HEL

Many Luscious Lollipops by Ruth Heller

428.2 HEL

Up, Up, and Away! A Book About Adverbs by Ruth Heller

811.54 FLO

Insectlopedia by Douglas Florian

B ELL

Duke Ellington by Andrea Davis Pinkney

B RUD

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull

Organization        

E BAN

When Sopie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry... by Molly Bang
(problem/solution scenarios)

E BRE

Annie and the Wild Animals by Jan Brett

398.2 BRE

The Mitten by Jan Brett

E BUN

The Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting

E BUR

The Little House: Her Story by Virginia Lee Burton

E CHE

The Armadillo from Amarillo by Lynne Cherry

E CHE

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

E CRO

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
(letters back and forth)

E CUY

From Here to There by Margaret Cuyler

E FEI

Meanwhile... by Jules Feiffer

E Fl

Alphabet Under Construction by Denise Fleming
(alphabet format)

E GAU

Christina Katerina and Fats and the Great Neighborhood War by Patricia L. Gauch   OUT OF PRINT

E HAL

I am the Dog / I am the Cat by Donald Hall

E HUR

Rocks in His Head by Carol Otis Hurst
(repeating refrain)

E LOV

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
(repeating refrain)

E MED

Hog-Eye by Susan Meddaugh

E NOB

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch by Trinka Hakes NOBLE

E NUM

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

E PAT

The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman by Darcy Pattison
(written in postcards)

E SCH

Snow by Uri Shulevitz

E TEA

Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague
(dog's point of view, letter format)

E TEA

The Secret Shortcut by Mark Teague
(good use of sequence words)

E VAN

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg

E VAN

Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg

E VIO

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

E WIE

Tuesday by David Wiesner

E WIE

June 29, 1999 by David Wiesner

E WIL

A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams

E WOL

The Toll-Bridge Troll by Patricia Rae Wolff

E Wo

The Napping House by Don and Audrey Wood

E JaM

Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James

E STE

The Money Tree by Sarah Stewart

179.6 WAB

Courage by Bernard Waber

394.12 LAU

What You Never Knew About Fingers by Patricia Laouber

398.2 DEP

The Legend of the Blue Bonnet by Tomie DePaola

398.2 ZEM

It Could Always Be Worse by Margot Zemach

398.2 STE

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

551.57 KRA

Avalanche by Stephen Kramer

591.92 DOU

Under the Sea from A to Z by Anne Doubilet  OUT OF PRINT

597.8 PAT

Flashy Fantastic Rainforest Frog BY Dorothy Patent

 

The Milk Makers by Gail Gibbons

808.06 CHR

What Do Authors Do? by Eileen Christelow

B BRI

Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
(uses a variety of source materials to convey information)

B GAL

Starry Messenger by Peter Sis

B LES

Author: A True Story by Helen Lester

B PAU

My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen

929.9 RYL

The Flag We Love by Pam Munoz Ryan

Voice        

E BUN

Dandelions by Eve Bunting

E BUN

The Wednesdsay Surprise by Eve Bunting

E CAM

The Frog Principal by Stephanie Calmenson

E COO

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

E CRO

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

E CUR

Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day
by Jamie Curtis

E DUG

Loop the Loop by Barbara Dugan   OUT OF PRINT

E HAL

I am the Dog / I am the Cat by Donald Hall

E HEN

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

E HEN

Julius, The Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes

E HEN Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

E HES

When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest

E HOF

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

E HOW

I Wish I Were a Butterfly by James Howe

E JOH

Amber on the Mountain by Tony Johnston

E LES

Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester

E MCP

Edward and the Pirates by David McPhail

E MUN

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

E PIL

Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey

E PIN

The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater (see Laurie)

E POL

Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair by Patricia Polacco

E POL

Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco

E POL

Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

E RIN

Tar Beach by Faith Ringold

E RYL

When I Was Young and in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant

E SCI

The Frog Prince, Continued by Jon Scieszka

E SCI

Math Curse by Jon Scieszka

E SCI

Squids Will Be Squids by Jon Scieszka

E SCI

The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales
by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

E SCI

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

E SHA

David Goes to School by David Shannon

E SHA

No David by David Shannon

E SHA

Alice the Fairy by David Shannon

E STE

Amos and Boris by William Steig

E STEt

Brave Irene by William Steig

E STE

Caleb and Kate by William Steig

E TRI

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas

E VAN

Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg

E VIO

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

E BUN

The Wall by Eve Bunting

E HES

When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest

 

 

E WIL

Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles

E YOL

Encounter by Jane Yolen

FIC PAU

Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen

F DAH

The Twits by Roald Dahl

F WIL

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margary Williams

F YOL

Encounter by Jane Yolen

362.1 COE

Sadako by Eleanor Coerr

398.2 CLI

The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo

398.2 LOU

Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China by Ai-Ling Louie

398.2 MAR

The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin and David Shannon

398.2 SAN

Cendrillon, A Caribbean Cinderella by Robert D. San Souci

796.357 GOL 

Teammates by Peter Golenbock

B BRI

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

B PAU

Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers: Reflections on Being Raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs by Gary Paulsen

B LIT

This Land is My Land by George Littlechild  OUT OF PRINT

Conventions        

E RAS

Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka

E PUL

Punctuation Takes a Vacation by Robin Pulver

E FRA

Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster by Debra Frasier

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